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President Trump’s Criminal Justice Reform Bill
President Trump’s Criminal Justice Reform Bill

I spend a lot of time here criticizing our current administration in Washington, so it is only right that I highlight a true achievement (however rare they may be). On December 21 st , President Trump signed the First Step Act into law. While much of the country has begun to ...

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